PoliGraph: Parsing school funding claims The legislative session is over, and DFLers are back in their districts talking up their accomplishments, including efforts to reduce the funding gap between urban and rural school districts.5:50 p.m.
Settlement Spells Apparent Final Chapter To Central Park Rape Case
New York City has reportedly reached a settlement with five men who were wrongly convicted of the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park. If approved, the reported $40 million settlement would bring an apparent end to one of the most sensational crime stories in recent city history.
U.S.-Foreign Mergers Raise Calls For Tax Reforms
Medical device company Medtronic is merging with another firm and moving its legal headquarters to Ireland. The move is a tax-saving strategy called "inversion," and it's growing more common.
Brimming With Extras, Palestinian Government Feels Unity Pains
After a deal between Hamas and Fatah, the Palestinian Authority faces a puzzle: What do you do with an extra 40,000 employees? Thousands of Fatah workers want their posts back, which poses a problem for the government workers who have kept things running since the groups' split seven years ago.
The Rhythm That's A Way Of Living
The guaguanco is one of three rhythmic patterns that live under the umbrella of the rumba. It was once subversive and now serves to bring drummers and singers and dancers together.